Course Title: Research and apply evidence to practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6157 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Title: Research and apply evidence to practice

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work. 

This unit applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.



Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge and skills from the successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice


1. Plan information gathering activities

2. Gather information

3. Analyse information

4. Use information in practice

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Plan information gathering activities 

2. Gather information

3. Analyse information  

4. Use information in practice

Overview of Assessment

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • completed research activities and developed actions based on research outcomes for at least 2 different issues within own field of practice

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   Regular attendance is necessary.  Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.